There are several daytime events all over LA…

In Marina Del Rey…Sat-Mar15-Zebi-spring sale

Artist, Zebi hosts her Spring Art & Design Sale featuring Touch products. The event will feature the art of Zebi as well as DCastro, and the jewelry of Lula Mena from El Salvador.

Touch products are created by designers and artists all over the globe and will be offered at reduced prices at this event.

What: Spring Art & Design Sale
Where: Zebi’s Studio, 13373 Beach Ave., Marina Del Rey, Ca 90292
When: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Phone: 310 301 4497

Also in Santa Monica…

The Santa Monica Art Sudios hosts it’s annual open studios and artwalk. Artists Pamela Simon Jenson will open her studio (#7A)….so stop in to see some of her paintings.

AlsSat-Mar15-artwalk2014 logoo in Arena 1 Gallery celebrates the new exhibit Alternate Realities, a photography exhibition of works by: Ellen Cantor, Jodi Champagne, Pauline Gola, Ro Gunetilleke, Sandra Klein, Alex Kondracke, Stella Lee, Patty Lemke, Clay Lipsky, Valerie Patterson, Sabine Pearlman, Kristianne Koch Riddle, Rina Shapira, and Aline Smithson.

Alternate Realities is a testament to the imagination and myriad ways of seeing. Through its explorations of reality and fiction, dreams and memory and personal narratives the exhibition celebrates new contemporary photography and the endless possibilities of its visual language.

What: Annual Art Walk
Where: Santa Monica Art Studios, 3026 Airport Ave., Santa Monica. 90405.
When:  12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Phone: 310.397.7449

Right next door…

ISat-Mar15-LAMarlern celebration of the Santa Monica Airport Artwalk, local designer-photographer Louise (LA) Marler will open her Santa Monica Airport art studio.

Before Posting, Tweeting, Texting and Blogging, there was the manual typewriter – an iconic relic of our communication history that reminds us of the Industrial Age. Marler’s artwork magnifies beauty of the familiar old typewriters.

What: Opening reception
Where: L.A. Marler Studio, 3000 Airport Ave., SM, 90405
When: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

In Pasadena…

Flower Pepper Gallery hosts a panel discussion focused on the future of art in Los Angeles.

Sat-Mar15-FlowerPepperGalleryThe panelists are Mat Gleason (Coagula, Huffington Post, Coagula Curatorial), Marlene Picard (Collector & Picard Pick Art on Facebook), Jim Daichendt (Art Historian & Author of “Stay Up! Los Angeles Street Art”, “Shepard Fairey Inc.”), A.Moret (Editor-in-Chief of Installation Mag), and Khoi Nguyen (Social Media Manager and Director of West Coast for Arrested Motion).

The talk will last approximately 1 hour and be moderated by The World’s Most Adorable Art Critic, Daniel Rolnik.

What: Art Talk
Where: Flower Pepper Gallery, 121 E Union St., Pasadena, CA 91103
When: 1:00 pm
Phone: 626-795-1895

In West LA…Giant Robot 2, (2062 Sawtelle Blvd., LA 90025) hosts an art party from 5-10pm.
Or in Santa Monica…

Sonny McLean’s continues to celebrate early for St Patrick’s Day which is this Monday.

The ouSat-SonnysMcLeans-StPaddystdoor Beer Garden will be open. Traditional Irish Menu served all weekend and Monday.

Corned Beef and Cabbage, entrée or sandwich, Fish and Chips, Bangers and Mash, Shepherd’s Pie to name a few.

The food is terrific here kids…it’s gonna be a great party!

What: St Paddy’s Celebration
Where: Sonnys McLean’s, 2615 Wilshire Blvd., in Santa Monica
When: All day and night long
Phone: 310 449-1811

In Marina Del Rey…

Get a Jump on St Paddy’s Day early and head to Whiskey Red’s “Paddy O’Party” on the Waterfront in Marina Del Rey. Enjoy a Special St. Paddy’s Day Menu, Green Beer, Irish Drink Specials, DJ and Live Band.

In Sat-Mar15-WhiskeyReds-StPattys Flyerearly celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, Angelenos will enjoy 180-degree views of the harbor, a special St. Paddy’s Day Irish-inspired food menu, green beer and whiskey shot specials all night, DJ and live music from Jack of Hearts.

The first 75 guests will receive a complimentary Bushmills shot glass, and all attendees can enjoy $2 Green Beers and $3 whiskey shots from 5 -7 p.m., and $3 Green Beers and $5 whiskey shots thereafter.

Tickets for the “Paddy O’ Party” are $10 in advance and $15 at the door, and can be purchased at

Parking is free for two hours in the Fisherman’s Village lot next door with validation.

What: St Paddy’s Celebration
Where: Whiskey Red’s 13813 Fiji Way Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
When: Saturday, March 15, 2014 –  5pm till midnight

Back in Santa Monica…at Bergamot Station located at 2525 Michigan Ave., several art parties take place…

Peter FetteSat-Mar15-PeterFetterman-YousufKarsh-WinstonChurchillrman Gallery presents “Portraits of the 20th Century.”

A collection of iconic and rarely seen portraits of visionaries, leaders, writers, actors, artists, musicians and notable personalities from the
20th Century.

What: Opening reception
Where: Peter Fetterman Gallery (A-1), Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Ave. LA 90404
When: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Phone: 310.453-6463 

Also at Bergamot….Lois Lambert holds a reception from 6-9 pm.

First Independent Gallery (FIG) presents the work of Arleen G. Hendler. Her imagery is what one mSat-Mar15-FIG-ArleneHendleright see from a car or walking down the sidewalk. She is able to take what may seem banal and uninteresting, brings it into focus, and re-interprets it. She is able to find beauty in the simplest things and change our own perceptions, allowing us to see what we might never have noticed before.

See image: by Arleen G. Hendler, “Reception” 2014, oil on canvas 52″x 52″

Also opening tongith….Yda & Irwin Ziment’s exhibition In Conversation is the outcome of a visual dialogue between FIG artist Yda Ziment and her physician husband, Irwin.

On view: March 12th – April 12th

What: Opening reception
Where: FIG Gallery, 2525 Michigan ave., G-6 Bergamot Station, SM 90404
When: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Phone: (310) 829-0345

Christopher Grimes Gallery, (916 Colorado Ave., 90401) has an opening from 6-8pm.

In Beverly Hills…

M+B is pleased to present Cold Wave, Hannah Whitaker’s first solo exhibition in Los Angeles.

Sat-Mar15-MBSee image: Hannah Whitaker, Walking (Green), 2014, archival pigment print, 50-1/2 x 40 in, edition of 3

This show expands on Whitaker’s interest in the Austrian logician Kurt Gödel who introduced the notion of unknowability to mathematics, a field often characterized by certainty. His ideas problematized early 20th century philosophical claims to truth and knowledge, a dialectic inherent to the medium of photography. Whitaker’s interest in Gödel led her to think of the film plane as a formal system—a set of limited variables and operations. The results establish repetitious motifs that occur both within a single image and across multiple photographs.

On view: March 15th – April 26th

What: Opening reception
Where: M+B 612 North Almont Drive, LA 90069
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310 550 0050

Close by….

1301Sat-Mar15-1301PE-JanAlbersPE is pleased to announce its first solo exhibition with Düsseldorf-based artist Jan Albers.

Albers utilizes a variety of primarily industrial materials and combines these elements into what can be described as both pictures and objects.

Presented in this exhibition will be a new oeuvre of chainsaw massacres, wedge pieces, crumbled bicycles and apocalyptic landscapes.

On view: March 15th – April 26th

What: Opening reception
Where: 1301PE, 6150 Wilshire Blvd., 90048
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 323 938-5822

In Culver City…

Don’t forget the Pick of the Week happens at Corey Helford in this area…Also pop by Prohibition Gallery (6039A Washigington Ave. ) for a closing reception from 6-9pm.  as well as Roberts & Tilton (5801 Washington Blvd.), from 6-8pm.

Sat-Mar15-KlowdenMann-Cotts FutureImageKlowden Mann holds an opening. I love you Helen is the gallery’s first solo exhibition of works by Megan Cotts. The exhibition features three-dimensional pieces, as well as a series of 27 small scale silkscreen prints.

The work in the exhibition approaches issues of labor, intellectual property, and the translation of family history through machinery.

What: Megan Cotts: I love you Helen, Opening Reception
Where: Klowden Mann, 6023 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
When: Saturday, March 15 6-8pm
Phone: 310-280-0226

Head to La Brea Ave….

KSat-Mar15-KayneCorcoran-JohnTweedleayne Griffin Corcoran is pleased to present the gallery’s first exhibition of work by John Tweddle (see image).

The exhibition, curated by Alanna Heiss, will consist of paintings drawn from the Scull Collection, one of America’s most historically significant collections of 20th century art.

The work of the renowned artist Ken Price (1935-2012) will also be featured.

This exhibition will consist of one work Unit 6 first exhibited as p

On view: March 15th – May 3rd

What: Opening reception

Where: Kayne Griffin Corcoran, 1201 South La Brea Ave., LA (between Olympic and San Vincente.
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310.586.6886

Also nearby…Artspace Warehouse (7358 Beverly Blvd.) holds a reception from 6:30-8:30pm.

Or in Venice….

A couple happening here….C.A.V.E. Gallery (1108 Abbot Kinney Blvd.) holds an opening from 6-9pm.

Enjoy the closing reception for the Return of It Came From Venice takes place at the newly dubbed Sponto Gallery. For those of you who did not know Sponto (he has left us), he was an amazing man…and a lover of art.

Sat-Mar1-Sponto-ItCmFrmVnc ArtSlnt 1Tonight’s show features art from many of our local Venice tribe ..Sean Boyce, Jason Chrisman, Vincent Digaetano, Mark X Farina, Gerry Fialka, Randi Hall, Dave Healey, Hillary, KayeLa.Marche, Barbara Mastej, B. Meade, Margaret Molloy, John Ransom, Geneva Simmons, Ned Sloane, Dougo Smith, and Andrea Wittenberg.

Live music by:Eddy LaGrossa, Nicknamers and Slavin’ David.

What: Closing Reception
Where: Sponto Gallery, 9 Dudley Ave.
When 6:00 – 10:00 pm
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In Santa Monica…Australia’s Circa is in town, hot off a world tour, the ensemble comes to The Broad Stage in Santa Monica

FromMar15-16-BroadStage-Circa2 Brisbane, Australia, comes Circa…a bold vision of contemporary circus performance that has quickly risen to become one of the most acclaimed circus ensemble in the world.

Circa returns to the U.S. this year for its fourth nationwide tour after receiving international acclaim. Under the artistic direction of Yaron Lifschitz, the troupe combines astonishing physical mastery with poetic resonance and pushes the boundaries between circus theatrics and dance.

Circa presents a breathless cocktail of acrobatics, dance and cabaret paired with an immersive use of sound, light and projection. The company’s multi-talented performers reveal the outstanding strength and beautiful architecture of the human body in a risk-taking performance.

Parking is FREE.

Tickets: Prices $47-$75

What: Performance
Where: The Eli & Edythe Broad Stage, 1310 11th St. Santa Monica CA 90401
When: 7:30 pm
Phone: 310.434.3200


In Culver City…enjoy some live blues at Boulevard Music with Bernie Pearl. Admission is $20. Doors open at 7:30, show at 8:00. 4316 Sepulveda Blvd. (310) 398-2583

In the Silverlake area…The Gabba Gallery, 3126 Beverly Blvd. 90057), from 7-11pm.

Another one close by…Space 15 Twenty, 1520 N. Cahuenga Blvd., LA 90028 hosts a reception from 6-9pm.

In Chinatown…

Two new exhibits open tonight at Charlie James Gallery. 

“LSat-Mar15-CharlieJames-ValerieGreenook Up,” Los Angeles-based artist Valerie Green’s solo gallery debut, unites three bodies of work in an investigation of sight, touch, the elements and their relationship to the digital. Green has explored digital technology and its impact on the physical world in her work since her time in graduate school at CalArts.

See image: Valerie Green, Film lamination, archival pigment print, sintra, airbrushed acrylic, wood frame. 30.5 x 23.5 x 2 in

Curated by LA-based artist Katrina Umber, Reds brings together a small collection of objects under the most superficial of rubrics; color. The show features work by Catherine Fairbanks, Job Piston, Jesse Robinson, Debra Scacco, and Brian Taylor.

On view: March 15th – April 26th

What: Opening reception
Where: Charlie James Gallery, 969 Chung King Road, Los Angeles CA 90012
When: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Phone: 213.687.0844

Also in Chinatown….Jancar Gallery (961 Chung King Rd., 90012), offers an opening from 6-9pm.  Young Art (418 Bamboo Lane Unit B, 90012) holds a reception from 7-10 pm.

In San Clemente….GALLERY 104 (166 AVE DEL MAR, SAN CLEMENTE 92672). from 6-9pm.